Scientists study the remains of a desert dinosaur with night vision

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Scientists study the remains of a desert dinosaur with night vision

Scientists study the remains of a desert dinosaur with night vision

The small dinosaur, which scientists named Shuvuya, lived in the Mongolian desert more than 65 million years ago. Scientists studied his remains and concluded that he possessed unique night vision, which helped him hunt in the dark, writes the Daily Mail .

The dinosaur was about the size of a chicken and was about two feet (about 60 centimeters) long. Experts noted that it had some of the largest pupils compared to other dinosaurs and modern birds. Shuvuya belonged to the theropod group, which was distinguished by the presence of hollow bones and three-toed limbs.

The remains of an ancient predator were found more than 20 years ago. He had an unusual appearance: a bird-like skull, muscular long legs, upper limbs were short, they had one claw each.

Scientists have suggested that Shuvuya hunted at night using his excellent night vision and keen hearing. Small mammals and insects were its prey. Strong legs helped him quickly run after victims, and with powerful upper clawed paws he pulled them out of holes and bushes. These abilities are also characteristic of modern desert animals.

Recall that earlier paleontologists found the remains of a dinosaur unknown to science in the Atacama Desert. And on a small island in Japan, a fossilized skeleton of an unknown species of duck-billed dinosaur was found.

Scientists study the remains of a desert dinosaur with night vision

Scientists study the remains of a desert dinosaur with night vision

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